Tickets on sale for App Summer events
As An Appalachian Summer Festival inches closer to celebrating
30 years of bringing music, dance, theater, visual arts and film to the mountains of North Carolina
each July, preparations for the 29th season are well underway.
With the final schedule set, tickets for all festival events are on sale now.
The festival also marks the first performances in the newly renovated Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, formerly Farthing Auditorium. The renovations have focused on enhancing the performance experience for the audience, with major improvements in accessibility, acoustics and visibility of the stage.
With ticket prices ranging from $5 to $47, the festival offers a unique opportunity for locals and visitors alike to create an arts experience that fits their artistic taste and budget.
The popular “Pick 5” ticket discount offers a break on the price for various festival events when the tickets are purchased in multiples of five. This gives patrons the opportunity to see a few shows they are interested in at an even more affordable price, making the festival more accessible to a larger market.
To purchase tickets, call or visit the Valborg Theatre box office at (800) 841-2787 or (828) 262-4046. Tickets can also be purchased online at http://www.appsummer.org.
Outdoor Fireworks Concert: The Band Perry — Saturday, July 6, 7:30 p.m., Kidd Brewer Stadium
Idina Menzel with the Eastern Festival Orchestra — Thursday, July 18, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts (Grand Opening Event)
Boz Scaggs — Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group — Saturday, July 27, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center
An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin with special guest Suzanne Vega — Thursday, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center
Broyhill Chamber Ensemble — July 8, 10, 22 & 24, 8 p.m., Rosen Concert Hall
EMF Young Artists Orchestra: Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” Griffes’ “Poem for Flute and Orchestra,” featuring Julian Rose, winner of the 2012 Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists — Sunday, July 14, 4 p.m., Rosen Concert Hall
Eastern Festival Orchestra, featuring Gerard Schwarz, André Watts and Julian Schwarz — Sunday, July 21, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center
Rosen-Schaffel Competition for Young and Emerging Artists — Sunday, July 28, 1 p.m., Rosen Concert Hall
Theater, Ballet and Film
Triad Stage’s “Tennessee Playboy” — Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m., Valborg Theatre
Carolina Ballet: “A Balanchine Celebration,” featuring Rubies — Thursday, July 25, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center
Independent Film Series
“The Other Son” — Sunday, July 7, 8 p.m., Valborg Theatre
“No” — Monday, July 15, 8 p.m., Valborg Theatre
“11 Flowers” — Friday, July 26, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center
“La Rafle” — Monday, July 29, 8 p.m., Schaefer Center
Family Film Night: “E.T.” — Friday, July 19, 7 p.m., Schaefer Center
Visual Arts Programming
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts Summer Exhibition Celebration — Friday, July 5, 6 to 10 p.m., TCVA
27th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Walk — Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m., Schaefer Center
Lunch and Learn Lectures — Wednesdays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31, Noon, TCVA Lecture Hall
Workshops for kids, older teens and adults — throughout the month of July; schedule can be found http://www.tcva.org/workshops.
Lectures and Special Events
Belk Distinguished Lecture: Joseph Bathanti — Thursday, July 11, 3:30 p.m., Belk Library, Room 114
Eric Carle: The Education of a Good Picture Writer — Friday, July 19, 4 p.m., Reich College of Education
About An Appalachian Summer Festival
An Appalachian Summer Festival is presented annually in July by the university’s Office of Arts and Cultural Programs.
Beginning as a small chamber music series founded by festival patrons Arnold and Muriel Rosen, the festival is now one of the nation’s most highly regarded, multi-disciplinary art festivals.
The festival has been named on of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.
True to a university-based arts festival, educational opportunities, including lectures and chances to meet artists, artistic directors, competition jurors and other experts, play an important role in festival programming.
For more information, visit http://www.appsummer.org.